Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Lebel

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Lebel

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XX.3106

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer. The bullet is a pointed, copper jacketed type

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 74.86 mm, Case length: 50.45 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.31 mm

Calibre

8 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

A(?)R 4 17 ?

Associations

Places France

Bibliographic References

P.Labbett,Military Small Arms Ammu nition 1945-80. J.Huon, Military Rifle & Machine gun Ammo. F.G.Barnes, Cartidges of the World Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide.

Notes

Marks not fully legible, although they may be French.